Village of South Glens Falls, NY
Saratoga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of South Glens Falls 10-17-1932.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code — See Ch. 69.
Sewers — See Ch. 111.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 141.
[1]
Editor's Note: This legislation previously appeared as Ch. 105 of the 1977 Code of the Village of South Glens Falls.

§ 127-1 Injury to streets, highways, culverts and bridges prohibited.

[Added 5-10-1937]
Any person shall not injure any street, highway, culvert or bridge maintained at the public expense in the Village of South Glens Falls, New York, by driving, drawing or propelling over the same any load, vehicle or machinery of such a weight as to injure or destroy such culvert or bridge, or the surface of the same or of said streets or highways or the sewage piping or water piping or other piping of any kind which may be laid under the surface of said streets or highways; or drive, lead or allow upon said streets or highways a horse so shod that it will destroy, break or injure the surface of any improved street or highway; or by any other act injure, deface or destroy any such street, highway, culvert or bridge, or the surface of the same.

§ 127-2 Permit required for street excavations.

Any person other than an employee of the Village in the course of his employment shall not injure or tear up any street or crosswalk or dig any hole or trench in any street without first obtaining a permit in writing from the Board of Trustees. Any person who shall tear up the pavement of any street or dig any hole or trench in any street shall restore such street and pavement to as good a condition as it was before and shall keep and maintain the same in such condition for the period of one year thereafter, and such pavement shall be relaid under the direction and to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of Public Works. As a condition to the granting of the consent above-mentioned, the applicant shall furnish a proper and sufficient bond to the Village of South Glens Falls conditioned for the restoration of the street and pavement to as good a condition as it was before such opening and for its maintenance in such condition for one year thereafter and also conditioned to indemnify the Village against all damages or claims for damages. costs, suits, actions or judgments and the executions that may be brought against it by any person or on account of injuries to persons or property resulting therefrom or in anywise connected with such opening or excavation.

§ 127-3 Restoration of street.

In case an excavation made or caused to be made by any person is closed in such a manner as to leave the street in a condition which, in the opinion of the Superintendent of Public Works, is not the same as such street or pavement was in before such excavation was made, said Superintendent of Public Works shall report such condition to the Board of Trustees who may require the person so offending, by a written notice served upon him, to restore, within the time therein specified, the portion of the street left defective to its former condition.

§ 127-4 Failure to restore street.

In case a person neglects or refuses to restore said street to its former condition within the time specified in said notice, the Board of Trustees will direct the Superintendent of Public Works to do said work, and the expense incurred shall be paid by the party who made the excavation.

§ 127-5 Erection of barriers between streets and excavations.

Any person making or causing to be made any excavation within five feet of the line of any street shall erect and maintain at all times substantial barriers, at least four feet in height, between said street and the excavation and between sunset and sunrise shall keep a lighted lantern or lanterns placed upon said barriers so as to properly warn all persons of such excavation.

§ 127-6 Sidewalk and curb excavations.

[Amended 3-15-1989 by L.L. No. 3-1989]
No person shall dig into or across the sidewalk or curb in front of the premises owned or occupied by him or in front of any other premises or shall cause the same to be done until the owner or occupant thereof shall have received permission of the Board of Trustees in writing, which permission shall state the purpose for which said digging is to be done, and such person, if such digging has been done, shall put the sidewalk and/or curb and gutter in as good a condition as they were in before and shall maintain the same for six months thereafter in such identical condition.

§ 127-7 Fence and lanterns around excavations.

Any person making, or causing to be made, an excavation in any street shall, between sunset and sunrise on every night that the same remains open, keep the same fenced and a lighted lantern or lanterns placed so as to properly warn all persons of such excavation.

§ 127-8 Interference with lanterns or barriers prohibited.

No unauthorized person shall remove, or cause to be removed, or interfere in any way with any lantern, barrier or guard erected for public safety or with any stake or monument placed to locate the line of any street, sidewalk or public improvement in this Village.

§ 127-9 Interference with barriers, lights, signals, stakes or monuments prohibited.

No unauthorized person shall move, or cause to be moved, or in any way interfere with any barrier, guard light or danger signal erected for public safety or any stake or monument placed to locate a street or public improvement in the Village of South Glens Falls.

§ 127-10 through § 127-11. (Reserved) [1]

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Editor’s Note: Former § 127-10, Removal of snow from sidewalks, as amended, and § 127-11, Failure to remove snow from sidewalks, were repealed 2-1-2017 by L.L. No. 1-2017. See now Ch. 121, Snow and Ice Removal.

§ 127-12 Permission required to erect poles.

No person shall erect any pole within the limits of any of the streets of this Village without first obtaining permission in writing from the Board of Trustees, which permission shall particularly describe the size, width, material and location of such pole.

§ 127-13 Gates and doors which swing over sidewalk.

No person shall hang or cause to be hung any gate or door so that the same shall swing over any sidewalk except doors belonging to places of public entertainment, assembly or to school buildings.

§ 127-14 Obstruction of sidewalks with awnings or merchandise.

No person shall erect, hang or maintain any awning over any sidewalk unless the same and its fixtures and flaps are at least seven feet above the surface of such sidewalk, nor shall such awning extend more than seven feet from the building to which it is attached, and no person shall suspend or place any wares, goods or merchandise upon any sidewalk more than 30 inches in front of any store, shop or other building so as to obstruct the free passage on any sidewalk or to any store.

§ 127-15 Moving of buildings.

No person or persons shall at any time move any building or part of a building through or upon any of the public streets, alleys or lanes in the Village unless by written permission of the Board of Trustees and upon the conditions expressed in such permit. Every applicant for the removal of any building or part of a building upon or through any of the streets, lanes or alleys of the Village shall be required to set forth in his application to the Board of Trustees for a permit as herein provided the name of the street or streets through or along which he expects to move the same, which application shall be directly verified by the Board of Trustees before it shall act thereon.

§ 127-16 Obstruction of streets by vehicles.

No person shall obstruct the free passage of any street or sidewalk by means of an automobile, train or engine standing in an obstructive position upon or across the same for more than five minutes at any one time between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. nor for more than 30 minutes between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

§ 127-17 Width of new rights-of-way.

[Amended 10-28-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
No right-of-way less than 50 feet in width shall be laid out or accepted by the authorities of this Village, excepting extensions of rights-of-way which were public highways on the sixth day of September 1932, which extension may be laid out to the same width as the right-of-way of which it is an extension.

§ 127-18 Building materials in street.

A. 
No person shall place or cause to be placed in any street materials for building or other purposes without a permit to do so in writing from the Mayor or the Board of Trustees. No permit shall be for a period longer than one month nor shall it authorize the obstruction of more than 1/2 of the sidewalk nor more than eight feet in width of the roadway adjoining the lot upon which such materials are to be used.
B. 
In special and peculiar cases, the Board of Trustees may, upon proper application and proof of necessity and upon conditions to be prescribed by it, grant special permits for a specified time.
C. 
Any person acting under such permit shall cause proper barriers and guards, sufficient to secure public safety, to be erected around such materials. All materials and rubbish arising therefrom shall be removed from the street upon the expiration of the term of said permit or upon suspension or revocation thereof. Any permit may be suspended, revoked or modified at any time by said Mayor or by the Board of Trustees.

§ 127-19 Permission required to erect buildings or encumbrances in or over streets.

Any person or persons shall not hereafter erect or cause to be erected any building or other fixture or shall not place any encumbrances in or upon, or which shall project into or over, the line of any public square, street or alley within this Village without first procuring permission from the Board of Trustees.

§ 127-20 Obstruction of public areas and facilities.

[Amended 10-28-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
No person shall obstruct, keep or use any part of any street, walk, lane, public square or other public ground or any gutter, sewer, drain, brook, watercourse or public reservoir in any manner or for any other purpose than as authorized by law of this Village.

§ 127-21 Permit required to construct cellarways or stairways.

No person shall construct or cause to be constructed a cellarway or stairway leading into any cellar from any street or sidewalk without the permission in writing of the Board of Trustees, and such person shall construct said cellarway or stairs in accordance with the plans and specifications approved by said Board of Trustees. No trap door covering such cellarway or stairs, entirely or in part, shall be kept open except while actually receiving or delivering goods, wares or merchandise.

§ 127-22 Trimming of trees.

Every owner or occupant of premises within the Village of South Glens Falls shall, within 10 days after a written notice from the Board of Trustees requiring him to do so has been served upon him either personally or by mail, trim the tree or trees in front of his premises so that the branches thereof shall not be less than 10 feet from the surface of the ground.

§ 127-23 Operation of bicycles on sidewalks prohibited.

No person shall ride a bicycle, tricycle or other vehicle on any of the sidewalks of this Village.

§ 127-24 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 1-12-1977 by L.L. No. 17-1977]
Any person committing an offense against this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.